Items tagged with LulzSec

In terms of security, it’s been an obscenely bad year for Sony. The company suffered a series of embarrassing and very public hacks and attacks on its various sites and systems at the hands of PS3 hacker George Hotz and then, far more maliciously, Anonymous and LulzSec. The whole bloodbath is both a testament to the disturbing power of hackers and a case study on some of the worst ways to deal with security breaches and associated litigation. Sony has taken at least one measure to shore up its badly compromised borders by hiring Philip R. Reitinger as its Senior Vice President and Chief Information... Read more...
On the same day a high-level LulzSec "operative" was arrested, Anonymous and LulzSec announced #OpPayPal, a method to get back at online payment service PayPal without hacking, and legally. #OpPayPal might be called an offshoot of the previous #AntiSec movement by Anonymous and LulzSec. Posting on their site of choice, pastebin, the two hacker groups asked its members and supporters to begin, not just a boycott of PayPal, but to begin cancelling accounts. Here's what the message said, in part: PayPal continues to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a beacon of truth in these dark times. By simply standing... Read more...
U.K. authorities arrested one of the higher-profile members of LulzSec on Wednesday, a 19-year-old known as "Topiary" online, in Scotland's Shetland Islands.  LulzSec is a hacker group that announced it was quitting in late June, but which then resurfaced in the middle of this month.  Back in June, Topiary said he wasn't worried about the authorities. He said, "Worrying is for fools!" Just last week, in an interview published at Salon.com, he reiterated that confidence. Questioned again about concerns, he said, "The short answer to that is no, the long answer is that I've received... Read more...
LulzSec's last set of "booty" contained malware, and although the now disbanded hacker group placed a warning about the Trojan Horse in their "press release," you had to read the fine print to be warned about it. Way at the bottom their announcement the group posted the following information: Note: In "AT&T internal data.rar", do not open "BootableUSB/Program Files/WinRar/WinRar v3.71.exe", as it is malware (due to AT&T using a pirated copy of WinRar). First, why didn't they just remove that before posting it? Second, why would AT&T be using a pirated copy? It's also interesting that... Read more...
LulzSec, or Lulz Security as it is fully known, has wreaked havoc across the Internet for less than two months. According to a "press release" issued by the group, the lulz are over, and so is the group. The announcement comes just a few days after LulzSec announced AntiSec, a campaign it said was designed to expose corruption in government and big business, run in conjunction with fellow hacker group Anonymous. As part of that campaign, LulzSec released a cache of information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (in other words, police and other authorities). While earlier hacks were just... Read more...
LulzSec and Anonymous have declared cyberwar on just about everyone. Well, only government and corporations, but still. The news comes from Twitter and a manifesto posted on pastebin. Of course, although LulzSec listed Anonymous in its Tweet, there's be no statement. #AntiSec begins today: pastebin.com/9KyA0E5v Prepare yourselves. Join us, join #Anonymous, join the fleet - become a lulz lizard. Here's what LulzSec said in their pastebin manifesto: Salutations Lulz Lizards, As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet... Read more...
As they themselves have noted before, LulzSec hacks for the "lulz," and that means their targets are somewhat eclectic. Thus, they have reached out to the latest Japanese gaming company to be hacked, SEGA, and offered their services. Sega found itself hacked, and on Friday sent out an email to those affeted with some details. The SEGA Pass system has been offline since Thursday, June 16. The SEGA Pass database was hacked. A subset of SEGA Pass members' email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained (SEGA re-emphasized that the passwords were encrypted). SEGA uses external... Read more...
Another game company has fallen victim to a hacker attack, just another in a long list of security breaches the last couple of months. This time it was Sonic the Hedgehog's stomping ground -- Sega -- that was pushed around by cyberbullies, who let themselves in uninvited and helped themselves to customer data. According to an email sent to Sega Pass users and reprinted by PlayStation Lifestyle, the online bandits stole personal information pertaining to members email addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. The damage could have been worse, as Sony insists that "no personal payment information... Read more...
As you are probably aware, hacktivist group LulzSec has been extremely busy the last few weeks. Over the last five weeks, the group has exposed the email addresses and other information of about 150,000 users. If you're concerned that your information may be among the data harvested, there's an app for that. Yes, there is an app, but it's not a mobile one. Instead, it is a widget, embedded below. All you have to do is enter your email address and it will tell you if your email address exists in any of the information that LulzSec has harvested. Among the organizations that have been hacked by LulzSec... Read more...
Apparently offended by a random Twitter user who basically called them small potatoes as the group had been picking on relatively small targets such as Eve Online and others, LulzSec has pulled off their biggest hack ever: they have, according to the group, taken down cia.gov. The CIA site is again up, as least for now. The Twitter user, @Quadrapodacone, said that a DDoS attack on these sites was easy and not really hacking. He also challenged them to hack fbi.gov or cia.gov. While LulzSec has indeed taken down cia.gov, as @Quadrapodacone said, anyone can create a botnet and use the LOIC (Low Orbit... Read more...
The 614 area code. There's a big clue for investigators, as hacker group LulzSec, which has been in the news a lot lately over various hacks (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) has created a telephone "hotline" which people can call to request a hack. The "Dial-a-Hack Hotline" is at 614-LULZSEC. LulzSec Tweeted the number nearly a day ago, saying that the group was: Now accepting calls from true lulz fans - let's all laugh together at butthurt gamers. 614-LULZSEC, accepting as many as we can, let's roll. That area code is specific to Columbus, OH in the United States. It is doubtful that the phone number could... Read more...